Vincenzo Berghella

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Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Cervical assessment by ultrasound for preventing preterm delivery
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas JeffersonUniversity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD007235. 2013
  2. pmc Does midtrimester cervical length ≥25 mm predict preterm birth in high-risk women?
    John Owen
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:393.e1-5. 2010
  3. doi Suture type and ultrasound-indicated cerclage efficacy
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25:2287-90. 2012
  4. pmc Cervical funneling: effect on gestational length and ultrasound-indicated cerclage in high-risk women
    Melissa S Mancuso
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:259.e1-5. 2010
  5. doi Relationship between maternal methadone dose at delivery and neonatal abstinence syndrome
    Neil S Seligman
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Pediatr 157:428-33, 433.e1. 2010
  6. doi Amniocentesis prior to physical exam-indicated cerclage in women with midtrimester cervical dilation: results from the expectant management compared to Physical Exam-indicated Cerclage international cohort study
    James Airoldi
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:63-8. 2009
  7. pmc Care for women with prior preterm birth
    Jay D Iams
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:89-100. 2010
  8. doi Indomethacin administration at the time of ultrasound-indicated cerclage: is there an association with a reduction in spontaneous preterm birth?
    John Visintine
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:643.e1-3. 2008
  9. ncbi Gestational age at cervical length measurement and incidence of preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:311-7. 2007
  10. doi Is cerclage height associated with the incidence of preterm birth in women with a history-indicated cerclage?
    Gennady Miroshnichenko
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:83-6. 2011

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  1. doi Cervical assessment by ultrasound for preventing preterm delivery
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas JeffersonUniversity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD007235. 2013
    ..Measurement of cervical length (CL) by transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) is predictive of preterm birth (PTB). It is unclear if this screening test is effective for prevention of PTB...
  2. pmc Does midtrimester cervical length ≥25 mm predict preterm birth in high-risk women?
    John Owen
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:393.e1-5. 2010
    ..We sought to assess pregnancy outcome along a continuum of cervical lengths (CLs) ≥25 mm...
  3. doi Suture type and ultrasound-indicated cerclage efficacy
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25:2287-90. 2012
    ..To assess whether type of suture material affects cerclage efficacy for preterm birth (PTB) prevention...
  4. pmc Cervical funneling: effect on gestational length and ultrasound-indicated cerclage in high-risk women
    Melissa S Mancuso
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:259.e1-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess funnel type and pregnancy duration in women with previous spontaneous preterm birth and cervical length <25 mm...
  5. doi Relationship between maternal methadone dose at delivery and neonatal abstinence syndrome
    Neil S Seligman
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Pediatr 157:428-33, 433.e1. 2010
    ..To estimate the relationship between maternal methadone dose and the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)...
  6. doi Amniocentesis prior to physical exam-indicated cerclage in women with midtrimester cervical dilation: results from the expectant management compared to Physical Exam-indicated Cerclage international cohort study
    James Airoldi
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:63-8. 2009
    ..90). The performance of an amniocentesis prior to cerclage did not independently contribute to PTB less than 28 weeks...
  7. pmc Care for women with prior preterm birth
    Jay D Iams
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:89-100. 2010
    ..Interventions including smoking cessation, eradication of asymptomatic bacteriuria, progestational agents, and cervical cerclage can reduce the risk of recurrent preterm birth when employed appropriately...
  8. doi Indomethacin administration at the time of ultrasound-indicated cerclage: is there an association with a reduction in spontaneous preterm birth?
    John Visintine
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:643.e1-3. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of indomethacin on the prevention of preterm birth (PTB) in women with an ultrasound-indicated cerclage...
  9. ncbi Gestational age at cervical length measurement and incidence of preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:311-7. 2007
    ..To estimate the risk of spontaneous preterm birth based on transvaginal ultrasound cervical length and gestational age at which cervical length was measured...
  10. doi Is cerclage height associated with the incidence of preterm birth in women with a history-indicated cerclage?
    Gennady Miroshnichenko
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:83-6. 2011
    ..The association between longer cerclage height and decrease in preterm birth was nonsignificant possibly due to the small sample size...
  11. ncbi Short cervix on ultrasound: does indomethacin prevent preterm birth?
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:809-13. 2006
    ..Our aim was to estimate if indomethacin therapy prevents preterm birth (PTB) in women with a short cervical length (CL) on transvaginal ultrasound (TVU)...
  12. doi Transvaginal cervical cerclage: evidence for perioperative management strategies
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:181-92. 2013
    ..Unfortunately, no other recommendations can be made regarding the other technical aspects of cerclage. ..
  13. doi Prior cerclage: to repeat or not to repeat? That is the question
    Jacquelyn J Pelham
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20010, USA
    Am J Perinatol 25:417-20. 2008
    ..5 +/- 5.6; P = 0.5). We concluded that in women with prior cerclage for indications other than classic cervical insufficiency, repeat history-indicated cerclage may not improve outcome compared with management with TVU CL follow-up...
  14. doi Interval to spontaneous delivery after elective removal of cerclage
    Maria Bisulli
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:163.e1-4. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the time interval between elective cerclage removal and spontaneous delivery...
  15. doi What is the optimal gestational age for history-indicated cerclage placement?
    Anju Suhag
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:469-74. 2010
    ..The optimal gestational age for placement of a history-indicated cerclage is probably 12 to 14 weeks, after screening for fetal anomalies and aneuploidy...
  16. doi The effect of 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate on preterm birth in women with an ultrasound-indicated cerclage
    Timothy J Rafael
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:389-94. 2011
    ..72, 95% confidence interval 0.50 to 5.89), nor did it have a significant effect on the secondary outcomes. Among women with a prior spontaneous PTB and current UIC for CL < 25 mm, 17P did not reduce the rate of PTB < 35 weeks...
  17. ncbi Cerclage for short cervix on ultrasonography in women with singleton gestations and previous preterm birth: a meta-analysis
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:663-71. 2011
    ..To estimate if cerclage prevents preterm birth and perinatal mortality and morbidity in women with previous preterm birth, singleton gestation, and short cervical length in a meta-analysis of randomized trials...
  18. doi Intrapartum fetal heart rate characteristics of nonanomalous fetuses with trisomy 21
    Priyadarshini Koduri
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:415-8. 2012
    ..To compare the intrapartum fetal heart rate (FHR) characteristics and selected birth outcomes of nonanomalous trisomy 21 (T21) fetuses to matched controls...
  19. doi The utility of screening for historical risk factors for preterm birth in women with known second trimester cervical length
    Maria Teresa Mella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 26:710-5. 2013
    ..To evaluate for the presence of risk factors (RFs) for preterm birth (PTB) in women without prior PTB having second trimester cervical length (CL) screening, and to estimate the utility of RF screening...
  20. doi Comparison of 2 stitches vs 1 stitch for transvaginal cervical cerclage for preterm birth prevention
    Maria A Giraldo-Isaza
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:209.e1-9. 2013
    ..The objective of the study was to compare the efficacy and outcomes of 2 vs 1 stitch at the time of cervical cerclage placement for preterm birth prevention...
  21. ncbi Does knowledge of cervical length and fetal fibronectin affect management of women with threatened preterm labor? A randomized trial
    Amen Ness
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:426.e1-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of sonographic cervical length (CL) and fetal fibronectin (FFN) on length of evaluation and outcomes in women with preterm labor (PTL)...
  22. ncbi Effectiveness of fetal fibronectin testing compared with digital cervical assessment of women with preterm contractions
    Julio Mateus
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 24:381-5. 2007
    ..In symptomatic PTL patients, CD determined clinical management more than FFN status. Overall, the use of FFN was not effective in decreasing "unnecessary" clinical interventions...
  23. pmc Gestational weight gain and obesity: is 20 pounds too much?
    Michelle A Kominiarek
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:214.e1-11. 2013
    ..To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes in obese women according to weight change and obesity class...
  24. doi Universal cervical length screening for prediction and prevention of preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 67:653-8. 2012
    ..Transvaginal ultrasound CL in multiples cannot be recommended yet, given lack of effective interventions in this population...
  25. ncbi Massive fetal ileal duplication requiring antenatal intervention
    Amen Ness
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut St, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:785-90. 2006
  26. doi Is cerclage height associated with the incidence of preterm birth in women with an ultrasound-indicated cerclage?
    Stacey Scheib
    Division or Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:e12-5. 2009
    ..Our aim was to determine whether there was a cerclage height threshold associated with spontaneous preterm birth in patients with an ultrasound-indicated cerclage...
  27. pmc 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of preterm birth in women with prior preterm birth and a short cervical length
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:351.e1-6. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) for prevention of preterm birth (PTB) in women with prior spontaneous PTB (SPTB) and cervical length (CL) <25 mm...
  28. doi Techniques and materials for skin closure in caesarean section
    A Dhanya Mackeen
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas JeffersonUniversity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD003577. 2012
    ..A great variety of materials and techniques are used for skin closure after caesarean section and there is a need to identify which provide the best outcomes for women...
  29. doi Gestational age of previous twin preterm birth as a predictor for subsequent singleton preterm birth
    Timothy J Rafael
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:156.e1-6. 2012
    ..We sought to determine an optimal gestational-age cutoff of preterm twin deliveries for predicting subsequent singleton preterm birth (PTB)...
  30. ncbi Short cervical length after history-indicated cerclage: is a reinforcing cerclage beneficial?
    Jason K Baxter
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1204-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if a reinforcing cerclage improves outcome in women with a history-indicated cerclage who develop a short cervix on ultrasound...
  31. doi Cervical length screening with ultrasound-indicated cerclage compared with history-indicated cerclage for prevention of preterm birth: a meta-analysis
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:148-55. 2011
    ..Management by policy of transvaginal ultrasonography cervical length screening with cerclage placement for cervical shortening was compared with history-indicated cerclage...
  32. doi Risk factors for preterm birth among opiate-addicted gravid women in a methadone treatment program
    Christopher V Almario
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:326.e1-6. 2009
    ..Prior studies noted elevated preterm birth (PTB) rates among opiate-addicted women treated with methadone. We sought to determine the risk factors for PTB in this population...
  33. doi Evidence-based labor and delivery management
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:445-54. 2008
    ..We conclude that labor and delivery interventions supported by good quality data as just described should be routinely performed. All aspects with lower data quality should be researched with adequately powered and designed trials...
  34. ncbi Contemporary use of cervical cerclage
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 50:468-77. 2007
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  35. ncbi Prior cone biopsy: prediction of preterm birth by cervical ultrasound
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1393-7. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the predictive accuracy for preterm birth of transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) of the cervix in women with a prior cone biopsy...
  36. doi Evidence-based surgery for cesarean delivery: an updated systematic review
    Joshua D Dahlke
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:294-306. 2013
    ..Although 73 RCTs over the past 8 years is encouraging, additional well-designed, adequately powered trials on the specific technical aspects of CD are warranted. ..
  37. ncbi Cerclage for short cervix on ultrasonography: meta-analysis of trials using individual patient-level data
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:181-9. 2005
    ..A short cervical length on transvaginal ultrasonography predicts preterm birth. Our aim was to estimate by meta-analysis of randomized trials whether cerclage prevents preterm birth in women with a short cervical length...
  38. ncbi Tocolytics for preterm premature rupture of membranes
    A Dhanya Mackeen
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, PA 19107
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 10:CD007062. 2011
    ..In theory, tocolysis may prolong pregnancy in women with PPROM, thereby allowing for the corticosteroid benefit and reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with prematurity...
  39. doi Effect of cerclage on cesarean delivery
    Priyadarshini Koduri
    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:395-8. 2011
    ..85; 95% confidence interval 0.97 to 3.53). Women with cerclage in the current pregnancy do not have a higher incidence of cesarean delivery secondary to arrest of labor...
  40. ncbi Natural history of cervical funneling in women at high risk for spontaneous preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:863-9. 2007
    ..To estimate the natural history of funneling in the second trimester by transvaginal ultrasonograms and whether funneling increases the risk of spontaneous birth...
  41. ncbi Impact of the recent randomized trials on the use of progesterone to prevent preterm birth: a 2005 follow-up survey
    Amen Ness
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1174-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether current attitudes regarding the use of progesterone to prevent preterm birth have changed since our last survey in 2003...
  42. doi Is short stature associated with short cervical length?
    Caroline K Gagel
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:691-5. 2010
    ..15). In women with singleton gestation and risk factors for preterm birth, no statistically significant relationship exists between maternal height and initial or shortest cervical length...
  43. doi Prediction of preterm birth: cervical sonography
    Maria Teresa Mella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Semin Perinatol 33:317-24. 2009
    ..The risk of PTB increases with ever shorter CL (<25 mm). Other factors that must be carefully considered when using CL for prediction of PTB are number of fetuses, risk factors for PTB, and gestational age at screening...
  44. doi Early pregnancy failure as a training tool for chorionic villus sampling
    Sara Nicholas
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, PA, USA
    Prenat Diagn 33:1110-2. 2013
    ..The goal of this study is to evaluate the success of a training program in chorionic villus sampling (CVS) of early pregnancy failure (EPF) for maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) fellows...
  45. doi Tocolytics for preterm premature rupture of membranes
    A Dhanya Mackeen
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, PA 19107
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD007062. 2014
    ..In theory, tocolysis may prolong pregnancy in women with PPROM, thereby allowing for the corticosteroid benefit and reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with prematurity...
  46. ncbi The maternal-fetal medicine fellowship match system: effectiveness at identifying successful clinician-investigators at 1 institution
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:416-20. 2006
    ..To determine if rank position on the match list of a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) fellowship program predicted applicant academic success...
  47. ncbi Progesterone for preventing premature birth: practice patterns of board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the United States
    Amen Ness
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Biostatistics Section, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:411-5. 2006
    ..To determine the current prescription of progesterone to prevent preterm birth (PTB) among board-certified maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists in the United States...
  48. ncbi Cervical length and prediction of preterm delivery
    Jacqueline Grimes-Dennis
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia 19107, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 19:191-5. 2007
    ..To present a summary of the literature and most recent advances in the clinical use of cervical length for the prediction of preterm birth...
  49. doi Preconception care
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 65:119-31. 2010
    ..There are several interventions that have been proven to effectively improve pregnancy outcome when provided as preconception care. These should be consistently provided to reproductive-age women...
  50. doi Effect of antenatal corticosteroids on survival for neonates born at 23 weeks of gestation
    Edward J Hayes
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:921-6. 2008
    ..To estimate if exposure to antenatal corticosteroids was associated with decreased rate of death in neonates born at 23 weeks of gestation...
  51. ncbi Transvaginal ultrasonography of the cervix to predict preterm birth in women with uterine anomalies
    James Airoldi
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:553-6. 2005
    ..Transvaginal ultrasound examination has been shown to be an accurate test for the prediction of preterm birth but has not been studied specifically in this population...
  52. ncbi Uterine contractions in asymptomatic pregnant women with a short cervix on ultrasound
    Dawnette Lewis
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 18:325-8. 2005
    ..To estimate the incidence of uterine contractions in asymptomatic pregnant women with a short cervix on transvaginal ultrasound...
  53. doi Pouch function and gastrointestinal complications during pregnancy after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis
    Neil S Seligman
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 24:525-30. 2011
    ..To estimate the risk of gastrointestinal and pouch complications and alterations in pouch function related to pregnancy in women treated with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)...
  54. doi Effectiveness of 17-α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate on preterm birth prevention in women with history-indicated cerclage
    A Dhanya Mackeen
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Am J Perinatol 30:755-8. 2013
    ..To determine whether 17-α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) reduces the incidence of preterm birth in women with a history-indicated cerclage...
  55. ncbi Hepatitis C and pregnancy
    James Airoldi
    Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 61:666-72. 2006
    ..There is no evidence demonstrating an increased risk of HCV transmission in HIV-negative women who breast feed. In HCV/HIV-coinfected women, breast feeding is discouraged in women who have consistent access to safe infant formula...
  56. doi Techniques and materials for skin closure in caesarean section
    A Dhanya Mackeen
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas JeffersonUniversity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD003577. 2012
    ..A great variety of materials and techniques are used for skin closure after caesarean section and there is a need to identify which provide the best outcomes for women...
  57. doi ST waveform analysis versus cardiotocography alone for intrapartum fetal monitoring: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Sushma Potti
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:657-64. 2012
    ..To estimate the effectiveness of intrapartum ST waveform analysis (STAN) versus cardiotocography (CTG) alone in prevention of metabolic acidosis...
  58. ncbi Very-low-birthweight neonates: do outcomes differ in multiple compared with singleton gestations?
    Edward J Hayes
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 24:373-6. 2007
    ..4 (1.03-1.95). In our population, VLBW multiple gestations were at elevated odds for death and/or severe IVH compared with VLBW singletons...
  59. doi Obstetricians seldom provide postpartum diabetes screening for women with gestational diabetes
    Christopher V Almario
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:528.e1-5. 2008
    ..We aimed to determine whether obstetrician-gynecologists provided postpartum type 2 diabetes mellitus screening for women with a history of gestational diabetes...
  60. ncbi Cervical sonography in women with symptoms of preterm labor
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:383-96. 2005
    ..This article reviews the evidence for the clinical role of transvaginal cervical assessment in women with symptoms of preterm labor...
  61. doi Discussion: 'the interleukin-10 gene and cervical insufficiency' by Warren et al
    Jason K Baxter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:e1-4. 2009
    ..Article discussed: Warren JE, Nelson LM, Stoddard GJ, et al. Polymorphisms in the promoter region of the interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene in women with cervical insufficiency. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009;201:372.e1-5...
  62. doi Cervical cerclage and preterm PROM
    Maria A Giraldo-Isaza
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 54:313-20. 2011
    ..Steroids for fetal maturity before cerclage removal can be considered between 24 and 33 6/7 weeks gestation...
  63. doi Morphine sleep in pregnancy
    A Dhanya Mackeen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Am J Perinatol 31:85-90. 2014
    ..To determine the incidence of admission in labor after morphine sleep (therapeutic rest), patient characteristics associated with labor, and adverse outcomes associated with treatment...
  64. ncbi Evidence-based surgery for cesarean delivery
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1607-17. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide evidenced-based guidance for surgical decisions during cesarean delivery...
  65. doi Fatal aortic dissection in a patient with a family history of Marfan syndrome
    Meredith L Birsner
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:472-5. 2008
    ..Marfan syndrome has great genotypic and phenotypic variability. Marfan syndrome patients face an increased risk of maternal and fetal complications during and after pregnancy...
  66. doi Non-placental causes of intrauterine growth restriction
    Nancy Hendrix
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Semin Perinatol 32:161-5. 2008
    ..Knowledge of the etiologies of fetal growth restriction is essential, so that future care can be targeted at prevention. There are several primary and secondary prevention strategies that can be adopted...
  67. doi Fetal intracardiac potassium chloride injection to expedite second-trimester dilation and evacuation
    Sareena Singh
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Fetal Diagn Ther 31:63-8. 2012
    ..To determine whether potassium chloride (KCl)-induced feticide prior to termination by dilation and evacuation (D&E) improves surgical outcome...